Saturday, November 07, 2009
Miles Davis - Nefertiti
Whoever posted this song to Youtube used the wrong album cover - that's 1958's Round About Midnight. Ah, well. Nefertiti is one of the great albums by Miles' Second Great Quintet, featuring Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams. I love all six studio albums they made as a unit, and it's some of the finest 1960s jazz ever recorded.
For frustrated jazz fans who felt betrayed by Miles' evolution into electric music, fusion and funk, the Second Great Quintet holds a special appeal. But I think on this period in Miles Davis career, we can all agree. This is a brilliant song on a spectacular album. I'm very glad I was able to find a "360" press on vinyl. The sound is tremendous, full and deep and very melodic. This digital version on Youtube is great, but just cannot compete with the original analog.